Four more for NFP

The National Federation Party believes it has both an experienced and young line-up for the general elections next month. The party announced four more candidates yesterday at its headquarters bringing
15 Aug 2014 15:20

The National Federation Party believes it has both an experienced and young line-up for the general elections next month.

The party announced four more candidates yesterday at its headquarters bringing the total number to 49. Its 50th candidate will be announced today.

The four are Kalisi Rarawa Makaba Ratuwara, Anshu Lata, Etonia Lote and Anishini Chand.

Kalisi Ratuwara

Ms Ratuwara is originally from Savusavu. She is currently managing a small business in migration, small tour operations and New Zealand study recruitment. She has been engaged in this business for the past seven years. At the same time she is enhancing her education by continuing fulltime studies for a law degree at the University of Fiji. She is the treasurer of UniFiji’s Law Society as well as the secretary of the Suva cruise ship small tour operators.

Ms Ratuwara is a firm believer in the rule of law, parliamentary democracy, freedom and human rights.

She is contesting the elections under the NFP’s banner because she believes that as Fiji’s oldest political party, the NFP, is genuinely multiracial and has not shirked its principles, which are their enduring values.

Anshu Lata

The 33-year-old is originally from Labasa. She is a consultant and market researcher, organising events focusing on talent development, environment and women.

For the past four years Miss Lata had been a consultant for small and medium enterprise for women. From 2011 to 2013 she was the national director of Miss Earth Carousels Productions Limited.

She was also the consultant/artistic director of a project on diabetes awareness for USP, International Foundation for diabetes awareness, University of Arizona and the health ministry. She has been involved in beauty pageants, both as a consultant and as a judge.

With less time left for campaigning and only 32 days away from the elections, she feels that when one is determined, nothing is impossible. She urges young voters to make a wise decision and make a difference by exercising their right to vote.

Etonia Lote

Mr Lote is originally from Lomaiviti. He is a retired schoolteacher and has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Fiji. His teaching career lasted for 24 years.

Mr Lote is the author of Na Moli Koula, a textbook used in Year Nine to Year 13 vosa vakaViti classes. He visited secondary schools throughout the country over the last four years to talk about his publications.

Mr Lote is also the founder of the Voqa ni Delai Dokidoki band. His three sons are currently performing for the band. Mr Lote therefore is an educationist, author and musician.

Anishini Chand

She is originally from Lautoka. At 23 years of age, she is the party’s youngest candidate. She is a lawyer by profession and her experience includes working for the Fiji Commerce Commission, Reddy Nandan Lawyers and a senior peer mentor for law at the University of the South Pacific.

Miss Chand decided to contest under the NFP banner to educate the people of Fiji about their future. She believes that the three arms of the government should start operating as a separate entity; that is legislative, judicial and executive arms.

She has also been part of various debates on various topics.





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